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how can i stop my lodger plugging his box into my virgin

We are getting a lodger.  The wiring for our 2nd tivo box is in his room. He has a tivo box of his own but no account!!   How can i stop him getting into my virgin tv account?

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Even if he plugs the box into the cable, it won't be connected to your account. Only directly issued Virgin TV boxes to you will be connected to your account.

If your lodger doesn't have an account for the TiVo box he has, it won't work.
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Re: how can i stop my lodger plugging his box into my virgin

Correct me if I'm wrong (I'm not at home to check right now) but don't TiVo boxes still have viewing cards?

The lack of a valid viewing card would surely stop him too?

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TiVo boxes don't have Smartcards anymore. They are authorised as part of a connection back to Virgin Media.
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Even if he plugs the box into the cable, it won't be connected to your account. Only directly issued Virgin TV boxes to you will be connected to your account.

If your lodger doesn't have an account for the TiVo box he has, it won't work.
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Re: how can i stop my lodger plugging his box into my virgin

Correct me if I'm wrong (I'm not at home to check right now) but don't TiVo boxes still have viewing cards?

The lack of a valid viewing card would surely stop him too?

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Re: how can i stop my lodger plugging his box into my virgin

TiVo boxes don't have Smartcards anymore. They are authorised as part of a connection back to Virgin Media.
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Re: how can i stop my lodger plugging his box into my virgin

oh brilliant, thank you so much.  I have been worrying that he will bring his own box and start using my account.

 

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Re: how can i stop my lodger plugging his box into my virgin

Virgin systems can also tell, within a certain distance, whether equipment is being used in the area it is registered to operate. Move the kit to an area controlled by a different optical node & unless an account address change is registered it gets disconnected.

In other words, only equipment on YOUR account (which only you can alter) is registered at YOUR address. If he starts using equipment registered at another address he will still be paying for it at the old address, but is likely to find it ceases to work after a few days.

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